September 13th, 2012
12:49 PM ET

Goldberg on anti-Islamic filmmaker: 'I don't know if that person exists'

So much is unknown about the filmmaker behind the anti-Islamic film blamed for the violent protests in Egypt and Libya. The filmmaker has been identified as Sam Bacile. We spoke with Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic.

He's been trying to find out more about Bacile.

OutFront tonight: Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic

New details emerge of anti-Islam film's mystery producer

Some time in the summer, a small theater in Los Angeles screened a movie to which hardly anyone came.

It was a clunky film filled with scenes in a desert and in tents. The characters were cartoonish; the dialogue gauche.

The actors who'd responded to a July 2011 casting call thought they were making an adventure film set 2,000 years ago called "Desert Warrior." That's how Backstage magazine and other acting publications described it.

The American-made movie, it turns out, was hardly an innocent Arabian Desert action flick.


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